Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Friday, April 20, 2012

Desert morning~SkyWatch Friday~042012

I took this photo before the time change this spring.  I'd have to be out on my walk before 6 a.m. nowadays to get the same shot and that is NOT happening!!!  By the time I eat breakfast, feed the dogs, feed the birds, feed the cats, shower, and get ready, it's already 6:30 a.m. and the sun has already risen in the east...sigh..The last few mornings, it has been warm at that hour as temps rise up to the 100's here in the desert this weekend.  Ugh.  NONE of us are ready for that in April!  We had to turn on the air conditioner last night and believe me, we get socked hard by Southern California Edison for that!  But, what can you do?  Suffer in the heat?  The dogs were panting.  Even the birds who visit my feeders out in the front yard were panting, so I turned on the hose for them and they drank up the water!  Some even took a bath in it!  It's supposed to be 99 degrees here today.  Summer's comin'!!!  SkyWatch Friday for April 20, 2012.  To visit SkyWatch Friday, please go to:   http://skyley.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Judy said...

Glorious sunrise, but the photo in your header is truly awesome!!!
I walk the dogs after feeding cats and brushing teeth, leave all the rest of it for later. But my alarm still goes off at 7 AM. I am no more fond of the back edge of the night than you are, whether the sun is rising or not...

Gary said...

Stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Teresa said...

You are up way before me...
The farm you are thinking of is Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert. Nice place, in fact I just ate there myself for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Schnepf's is in Queen Creek. I did what you told me and rebooted the computer...worked like a charm, thanks!

Gaelyn said...

Too hot for April. It was over 60 today on the North Rim.

Nice sunrise.